City Marshal heightens Caddo's school security
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the Shreveport City Marshal's Office is taking a step to help protect Caddo Parish students. Marshal Charlie Caldwell has created the Sandy Hook program, which is designed to ward off violence and trouble in our schools. Caldwell will require deputies near Caddo schools to randomly visit them throughout the day and become accustom to school staff and students.
"I want it to be more visualized. I want parents to see that we are in the community," Caldwell said. "I want them to see that we are their friends, and I want students to see that we are their friends. We're there to help. We're not there to be part of the problem. We're there to help."
Caldwell says resource officers will remain at schools. He says the Sandy Hook program will be a permanent policy.
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